Nexus

The Curriculum at Nexus

The Gifted STEM curriculum is the only one of its kind in the UK. Best practice in teaching the most able and in STEM education come together in a learning experience that gets the very best from gifted learners. Expert staff deliver engaging and challenging content that ensures learners make excellent progress in both Science and Maths, while developing independence and scientific thinking.

The Gifted PPE Programme, starting in September 2018 will use a similar approach. We will provide challenging learning in a supportive environment, set in a wider context. We will also be offering an extensive co-curricular programme to engage and excite the Nexus PPE students.

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The curriculum within lessons is compacted and much of the repetition is removed, which makes space for students to explore the application of the Science and Maths they are studying, and to experience how this Science or Maths is applied in the world of work and industry.

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Outside the classroom students have the opportunity to enrich their studies through academic lectures, trips and visits and an extensive co-curricular programme.

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“Breathtaking”

The Gifted Programme is unique in the UK, and was described as ‘breathtaking’ by the former-CEO of NACE, the UK charity for the most able children in education.

Hilary Lowe continued:

“The plans for Nexus are visionary and represent the highest aspirations for the young people of Cornwall, with a programme which will offer incredibly exciting, cutting edge opportunities to challenge and engage students capable of exceptional achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.”